Hatton Academies Trust are working in partnership with Best Practice Network to deliver the Early Career Development Programme to all primary, secondary and special settings in Northamptonshire.

The programme is delivered via a mixture of on-line and face-to-face sessions by expert facilitators from across the Trust.

Not only do the Early Career Teachers receive a range of very high quality provision, but there is a programme of training for the Early Career Mentors which supports and complements that of the ECTs.


What is the Early Career Development Programme?

From September 2021, the government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high-quality professional development at the start of their career with a view to greater teacher support and retention. Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership is one of six Lead Providers delivering the Early Career Framework nationwide.

Please take a look at the brochure below for further information.

ECF Brochure

If you have an ECT that you need to register please ensure that you also register them on the DFE manage training for Early Career Teachers portal & select the ‘Training Provider’ route.


DfE Support & Guidance

The DfE have now emailed all schools with an invitation to access their online portal and have created a video walkthrough of the process, you can watch it here.

Useful links:

DFE manage training for Early Career Teachers portal

DFE induction for Early Career teachers (from September 2021)